Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)
Non-Expendable Equipment Program
The Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics, Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC) in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Program Executive Office (PEO) has established the Non-Expendable (NX) Equipment Program to improve support to Veterans healthcare needs by streamlining the Equipment Life Cycle Management (ELCM) process and oversees approximately $600 million annually in medical equipment purchases. The NX Equipment Program is designed to manage all facets of life cycle management ensuring the highest quality hospital equipment is managed from cradle-to-grave for VA Medical Centers and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) across VA’s enterprise. Examples of items covered under the NX Equipment Program include centrifuges, electrosurgical generators and vital sign monitors.
The scope of NX Equipment Program priorities include:
- Strategical planning for the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of all equipment.
- Ordering and managing all equipment within VHA.
- Oversight of maintenance programs for VHA equipment.
- Driving the negotiation and execution of national contracts for equipment for the best value for Veterans and taxpayers.
- Ensuring the equipment acquisition cycle is thoroughly vetted and supported by clinicians to maximize the best possible outcomes and highest quality standard of care provided to Veterans across the nation.
- Provide assistance to VAMC logistics with returns/resales and track disposals to update inventory data.
This partnership will provide the visibility, stability and tools necessary to effectively manage the equipment supply chain.
VA Supply Chain Master Catalog
SAC has decommissioned the catalog search tool as contract data is now available in the VA Supply Chain Master Catalog (SCMC). The SCMC (VA internal access only) provides contract data, line-item details, and other pertinent briefcase documents. Please contact the SCMC Product Team or the SAC if you have any questions or issues.
NX Equipment Points of Contact
- Program Manager: Todd A. Dumont
- General Information and Administration of Catalog: Deputy Program Managers Daniel King and Jeff Young
- Ordering Officer (OO) Appointment and Recertification: Deputy Program Manager Tess Marcial
- Contracting Officer, Contract Administration and Ordering Officer Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Equipment Lifecycle Management (ELCM) Overview Fact Sheet
- ELCM National Equipment Catalog (NEC) Fact Sheet
- VA Staff Only - Additional documents are available on the intranet (https://vaww.va.gov/plo/elcm/)
*Note: You may need to visit the VA Viewer Software page to view these documents.